BREAKFAST WITH A CHAMPION - 2006

On Nov. 6, 2006, the March of Dimes hosted the annual Breakfast With a Champion event, starring featured speaker Don Shula, the winningest coach in NFL history. On the undercard was ... us.

 

We shared our story with a captive audience of about 800 people, each of whom received a copy of our business card.

 

Jake, Josh and Zac were on their best behavior during the speech and slide show, although the boys were a bit in awe of seeing the huge images of their baby pictures. Josh then decided to climb into Jaime’s arms during the speech. Then, as Jaime was wrapping up, Josh leaned over and whispered, “Do you know that everyone is eating breakfast now?” Great priorities for a 4-year-old!


Below are some of the pictures from this event!

BREAKFAST WITH A CHAMPION - 2007

On Dec. 5, the March of Dimes held its 13th annual "Breakfast With A Champion" event. The main honorees were former Dallas Cowboys stars Cliff Harris and Charlie Waters. But first, the audience got to learn about Jake & Josh.

 

Actually, anyone who attended the 12th annual event met the boys then. So our speech was meant to be both a refresher and an update.


 Below are some pictures from that event! 

 

The best update came at the start of the event, when Jake & Josh performed "God Bless America." It didn't go as smoothly as their first rendition, but it was still darn good for a pair of 5-year-olds -- especially the way Jake never lost his place while giggling along with his silly brother. Zac came to the rescue at the very end, helping coax them off the stage.

BREAKFAST WITH A CHAMPION - 2011

After four years as a committee member for this event, Jaime became the chairman in 2011. The Mavericks were in the midst of their playoff run when it was time to pick a guest of honor, so he suggested waiting to see whether they would become champions. They did, of course, but the lockout followed. That was both a blessing and a curse -- a blessing because the season didn't interfere with the event, but a curse because active players and team officials couldn't be in the same room.

 

The result worked out just fine. Rick Carlisle and Donnie Nelson admirably represented the champs (with Donnie bringing the championship trophy!) and Rolando Blackman and Derek Harper were perfect models of the franchise's history. Plus, teams founders Don and Linda Carter were honored for their role as community champions.

 

It was such a hectic morning that we forgot to take many pictures. But a great time was had by all -- and more than $160,000 was raised.

 

Below are some pictures from that event!